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LegalEase - CKUT 90.3 FM Montreal - Episode 13: Case Study: The Oka Crisis at 20 Years

Welcome to LegalEase: a monthly Montreal-based and produced radio show on 90.3 FM CKUT,  broadcasting the law cast broadly. This episode is entitled, Case Study: The Oka Crisis at 20 years . What is the Oka crisis? Check wikipedia: Host Melanie Benard directs this reflection of our collective legal consciousness.

First, Olympian and director of the First People's House at McGill Waneek Horn-Miller shares her recollection of the Oka crisis. Horn-Miller spent a month and a half within the barricade and discusses the experience with the LegalEase collective.

Next, we go back to 1990 and play some CKUT archival footage from the Oka Crisis. This portion includes music and interviews.

Third, we feature some clips by Alanis Obomsawin â dircctor of Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance. She discusses her work and the experience of documenting the Oka crisis as well as her relationship with the National Film Board of Canada.

Finally, we turn to Kahnawake and the Whiskey Point incident. In 1990, residents of a nearby reserve decided to leave, fearing reprisals by neighbouring communities. While leaving, thousands of residents from Chateaguay and surrounding areas attacked cars carrying Mohawk families fleeing the reservation.

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